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21st Century Learning Director's Message

Dr. Brigitte Garth-Young

Dear Parents and Guardians,


ACCOUNTABILITY: Purpose, Practice, and Performance signatures the vision of our School Board for the FY20 school year.  Our School Board members are visionaries and understand the importance of cultivating a STEM related curriculum. It’s my pleasure with dignity, honor, and respect to salute the service of our most prestigious School Board Members, of Dolton East School District #149, in observation of the state-wide School Board Appreciation Month!  Our premise — We Believe In….Excellence Humanization, and Pride—is an expression that’s indicative of our school board speaking out for the emergence of quality 21st Century Public Education! Our school board leaders, President Darlene Gray Everett, Vice President Lolita Crisler-Liggons, Secretary Bertha Jolly, Member Pamela Eldridge, Member Rayya Ghani, Member Wilbur Tillman, and Member Zacarias Castillo, consistently rise to the occasion in their challenging duties with extraordinary devotion.

Our dedicated School District #149 board members believe that “Accountability breeds response-ability”!  They tackle a difficult job and shoulder enormous responsibilities. Our board was elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our district’s schools. They provide vision and leadership in their roles as advocates, and they will continue to stand up for public education and guard against anything that takes away from our children or undermines our schools.

The Dolton East School District #149 Board reflects the hard work of others, serving on school boards nation-wide, who advocate and shape the direction of 21st Century Learning.  Their concerted efforts are the key to establish policies that will prepare our children to become future leaders. The entire district benefits from their awareness in providing 21st Century learning opportunities in our schools which include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The installation of new computer devices in ALL computer labs district wide;
  • The installation of new J-Touch White Boards in ALL classrooms district wide;
  • The continuation of the Acellus STEM Lab After School Robotics Club at the Middle Schools;
  • Established Frontline’s Insight Single-Sign-On Platform for all staff to access AESOP and/or Professional Growth;
  • Launched EasyBridge (Pearson) and Think Central (HMH) Single-Sign-On for textbooks/resources being made available for teachers and students;
  • Establishment of a district-wide electronic textbook tracking system via SKYWARD;
  • Accessibility to electronic technology requests via SPICEWORKS for staff;
  • On-line assessments to improve instruction and student achievement;
  • A computer-based college/career readiness curriculum;
  • One-to-one technology program using the Schoology learning management system and other educational learning programming;
  • Technological upgrades to optimize the network infrastructure.

Please join me to applaud our school board members who provide enthusiastic support and caring for our students, teachers and administrators!  Let’s remember to highlight the accomplishments of OUR school board, by recognizing, appreciating, valuing and being supportive of their endeavors with sincere gratitude. 

WE BELIEVE………………..


Dr. Brigitte Garth-Young

21st Century Learning Director

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